May 24, 2010, 5am PDT
A video created for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) presents a serious look at what infill development would look like in Ventura and Fullerton.
The Source: Transportation News and Views
March 23, 2010, 1pm PDT
Where will Americans live? Everywhere. The third article in a three-part series based on Joel Kotkin's new book, "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050," looks at where Americans will live and how our communities will grow to accommodate them.
AOL News
March 18, 2010, 9am PDT
A judge has overruled a voter-approved plan in the California city of Pleasanton to cap the number of new residences allowed in the city in an effort to curb the area's growing congestion.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 29, 2009, 7am PST
The three counties in the Portland Metropolitan area are at odds about what parts of the region should and should not be protected by urban growth boundaries.
The Oregonian
December 23, 2009, 8am PST
Arterial intersections around Martin County, Florida may soon see 7-11s and gas stations as county officials prepare a new growth plan.
The Palm Beach Post
November 9, 2009, 2pm PST
The state of California is unveiling an effort to create a detailed strategy for how the state should grow. The ambitious plan is being kickstarted with a modest $2.5 million investment.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 5, 2009, 12pm PST
Growth is at a standstill in most western boomtowns, but not in well-planned, thriving South Jordan, UT. An expedited permitting process and good planning are given credit as catalysts for growth.
Desert News
September 13, 2009, 9am PDT
A new line of Portland's MAX light rail system has opened, prefacing the coming decades of rail growth in the region.
The Oregonian
July 1, 2009, 6am PDT
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a list of the fastest-growing cities, in terms of population growth. Those on the list are hoping their growth will pull them through the recession.
The Christian Science Monitor
June 25, 2009, 1pm PDT
A report from the US Census Bureau shows that the nation continues to suburbanize.
New Geography
June 9, 2009, 8am PDT
A new growth management law in Florida is both good news and bad news, says Jane Healy of the Orlando Sentinel.
Orlando Sentinel
June 8, 2009, 2pm PDT
The Chicago Architecture Foundation is showing a scale model of the Loop and nearby areas on Michigan Avenue.
Chicago Tribune
March 31, 2009, 11am PDT
This piece form the <em>Modesto Bee</em> looks at the growth and housing bust that has dramatically affected California's San Joaquin Valley -- home to some of the nation's highest rates of foreclosure.
The Modesto Bee
Blog post
March 6, 2009, 11am PST

Having become something of a junkie who overdoses on political and economic news, it is only natural that I try to help justify that time investment by scouring the news for tidbits that have professional relevance.  Just this past week several things have come across my monitor that have made me reflect. 

Steven Polzin
February 27, 2009, 12pm PST
A mapping project has laid out a blueprint for the location of new green energy sites in British Columbia. Officials are hoping it will help guide the province towards more sustainable growth, but others worry it will encourage sprawl.
The Tyee
February 23, 2009, 9am PST
The recession and the end of the age of fast-growth will be a good thing for Toronto, argues Christopher Hume.
The Toronto Star
January 4, 2009, 5am PST
Cities that have fun things to do -- so-called "consumption amenities" -- are more successful at attracting people and growing jobs, according to a recent report.
The Boston Globe
December 16, 2008, 7am PST
With a new four-lane highway and bridge, West Feliciana Parish in Louisiana is preparing for growth -- despite the economic downturn.
Baton Rouge Business Report
September 29, 2008, 9am PDT
The Minneapolis-St. Paul region is spreading further south, according to a recent study, which shows that projected growth will require more than 50,000 new homes and millions of square feet of retail and office space.
Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
September 22, 2008, 11am PDT
The pace of development in Cape Town, South Africa, is too fast for the city to keep up with infrastructure improvements. Officials are calling for increased gas taxes to generate funding for maintenance of roads and other infrastructure.
Cape Times